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Theodora Nelson's picture

One of the most meaningful professional development experiences for me, which was a personal investment, was attending a one-day conference on how to effectively run a meeting: The value of the employee's time.


Resource: John Murphy "Pulling Together: The 17 Principles of Effective Teamwork"

Erlinda Aragon-Cutting's picture

Staff initated goal setting allows each person to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses and build by mentoring others or finding more info ont he area they want to develop their skills and knowledge in.

Linda Mock's picture

Twice a year we close programs to have all staff come together for training. We cater in lunch and have coffee, pastries, etc through out the day for staff

Mary Neubauer's picture

Our new employee orientation is one of the strong points for our organization.  The new staff attend about a week of classes plus they do one on one with the trainer and have a tour of the facility.  In addition they attend a one day acculturation class that tells them about our organization.  Next staff do 16 hours of suppervised work experience before being alone with the children.

Dell Whitfield's picture

Be sure that your staff and volunteers know that their efforts are valued. Communicate this in formal ways, during supervision, staff meetings, recognition events, and in informal ways such as acknowledgements of good work as it’s happening through a comment or simple and sincere expression of thanks.

Dell Whitfield's picture

Paid time off for outstanding service
Bring treats to recognize staff efforts, and create time for celebration
Create notes with encouraging messages for staff

Dell Whitfield's picture

Paid time off for outstanding service
Bring treats to recognize staff efforts, and create time for celebration
Create notes with encouraging messages for staff

Dell Whitfield's picture

Be sure that your staff and volunteers know that their efforts are valued. Communicate this in formal ways, during supervision, staff meetings, recognition events, and in informal ways such as acknowledgements of good work as it’s happening through a comment or simple and sincere expression of thanks.

Dell Whitfield's picture

Be sure that your staff and volunteers know that their efforts are valued. Communicate this in formal ways, during supervision, staff meetings, recognition events, and in informal ways such as acknowledgements of good work as it’s happening through a comment or simple and sincere expression of thanks.

Dell Whitfield's picture

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Paid time off for outstanding service
Bring treats to recognize staff efforts, and create time for celebration
Create notes with encouraging messages for staff

Dell Whitfield's picture

Paid time off for outstanding serviceBring treats to recognize staff efforts, and create time for celebration
Create notes with encouraging messages for staff

Jacqueline Bates's picture

I believe that it is important to take care of your team members and let them know how important they are to the team. I like to reward my team members with incentives such as team member of the month, birthday cards for their birthday. Give the team members a thank you note for a job well done or just because. It is important to let the team members know that you appreciate their support.

Jacqueline Bates's picture

It is important to ensure that your team member is getting the best training as possible. I believe if you train the candidate right from the beginning he/she will like his/her job.

Nelisha Dukes's picture

Here at Fort Hood, we have some of the best professional development ideas. I have only been with CYS for a few months now, but this will be the second professional development course I have taken through a university. This level of training not only tells me that I’m a valued member of CYS but that they want to ensure I receive top-notch PD training.

Nelisha Dukes's picture

Here at Fort Hood, we have some of the best professional development ideas. I have only been with CYS for a few months now, but this will be the second professional development course I have taken through a university. This level of training not only tells me that I’m a valued member of CYS but that they want to ensure I receive top-notch PD training.

Nelisha Dukes's picture

It is important to keep PD training current for all staff. Also, it is important for the management team to allow time for staff to complete necessary training.

Vickie G. Jackson's picture

I recognize my staff for doing a great job. Performance Appraisals, On The Spot Awards, etc. Staff of the Quater

Vickie G. Jackson's picture

I encourage higher early childhood classes, and any other higher education classes.

Miriam Washington's picture

Providing staff an opportunity to grow through special activities or committees has really assistance in staff being recognized for their strength areas. I have also assisted employees with enrollment in Early childhood classes to obtain their degree and further their educational and career goals.

Miriam Washington's picture

Encouraging staff to enroll in classes that are provided thru the organization that may also be used for college credits.

Miriam Washington's picture

Cross Training service Training is learning information that will assist an employee in their current position.

Miriam Washington's picture

I feel that supporting the staff, giving feedback and assisting them in enrolling in Early childhood classes has been supportive for my employees professional growth.

Gladys Hewing's picture

Here at Fort Hood, we have some of the best professional development ideas. We have resources KIT and UMN and many other valuable resources. This level of training not only tells me that I’m a valued member of CYS but that they want to ensure I receive top-notch PD training.

Gladys Hewing's picture

Important to train staff on the aspects of their job because it will prepare them for the task at hand. If staff are not prepared, the result is no production. Training and development helps staff to excel in their jobs. It is very important to recognize accomplishments and give recognition to staff to spot light strengths.

Gladys Hewing's picture

In service training give a visual hands-on approach to understanding what their job entails. It happens on the job and with other staff members who understand the importance of welcoming new members one the team and it gives staff a purpose to help shape and mold fellow team members because everyone takes ownership of building the team.

Gladys Hewing's picture

Cross Training is necessary to help keep production going on the job (mission will go on). Work will continue even when staff are out and team members can actively assist in accomplishing the mission.

Della Kidd's picture

Having cross training for your staff is vital to ensure everyone can step up to do a job at anytime and to better prepare and teach staff for future jobs.

Yvette Wright's picture

Created professional development events in the annual training calendar which included all staff. These were paid activities with other early childhood educators providing the training. Large & small group, hands-on activities, with food provided. Staff surveys requested more events and the majority provided supportive evaluations.

Lonzo Cobaris's picture

Offering cross training, and encouraging the staff to take college classes to help them advance in their jobs.

Roberto Vega's picture

One of the most meaningful professional development experiences for me, which was a personal investment, was attending a one-day conference on how to effectively run a meeting: The value of the employee's time.

Roberto Vega's picture

Paid time off for outstanding service
Bring treats to recognize staff efforts, and create time for celebration
Create notes with encouraging messages for staff

Kristina Sanchez's picture

Training is given through classes and online modules.

Christopher Hopkins's picture

There is quite a bit of free training out there. Use it.